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#109 of 119 Re: My lemonox... [starsmyles]
Jul 17, 2012 (7:05 am)
The story continues (had to get a new username as fb login did not work) In April of 2012 I got my Equinox out of the shop. The CV joints were put together incorrectly when the transmission was done... and some other issues that I just cannot recall right now were fixed. I had to register the car before brining it home so I got a new Maine License Plate that reads "Lemnnox". I am still upside down on the loan, so figured I'd give it one more chance and sell it next year...and it drove better then it ever had before. I was hopeful. In May we had a rain storm for a couple of days. It cleared up. I drove it to work for a 2 hour meeting. When I returned there was 3 inches of water all in the interior of my car. I used the shop vac to clean the mess for 2 days. I bought it back to my mechanic who drained the spare tire well. Then with 77k on the vehicle (bought it at 72k) the vehicle is not liking hills again. Going up a hill the RPMS go high and the MPH go low. FANTASTIC! The dealership I bought it from is going to fix it with a 100 dollar deductible. I am not being fooled this time around. It is being put up for sale. But first I am taking a picture of the car with my Lemon plate - I am also going to to try to change the Lemon Laws in Maine at least, because no one should go through all this hassle. I don't blame it all on the used car dealer, I think Chevrolet made one heck of a piece of Junk with this car. I am never ever buying Chevrolet again and I will do what I can (websites, news articles...what have you) to share this story until the sour taste is out of my mouth.
#110 of 119 Re: 2005 Equinox [blue54]
Jul 17, 2012 (7:16 am)
"They say What....Chevy Runs Deep....I'd agree....Runs you deep in debt..."
I love this quote!! I hope your next vehicle treats you well.
I am so sickenend that each of these Equinox stories are so similiar and Chevrolet does not do anything but make surface applogies for their junk. If I manufactured a product, I would want to stand by it.
Aug 19, 2012 (12:23 pm)
I should have stuck with Toyota. Bought an 05 about 3 months ago with 64,000 miles on it. I love but there is a huge blind spot were the drivers side mirror is. A actually hit a lady pushing a cart with two little girls in it. LUCKILY no one was hurt. So far I have not had any mechanical problens but reading all these reveiws makes me glad I paid an extra 1600.00 for an extended warrenty. If all of the 05's are crap, I'm not looking forward to any of these problems occuring. Wish me luck~ Oh mine also has the egnition probs. Sometimes it doesn't start very well. I also don't drive very far with, less than 200 miles a months.
#112 of 119 Re: 05 Equinox [dylansmum]
Aug 20, 2012 (5:55 am)
Good morning dylansmum,
We're very glad to hear that everybody was okay in the incident you described! We've documented your feedback, and if there is anything you would like for us to check into please don't hesitate to email us at socialmediagm.com with more details (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 digits of your VIN).
GM Customer Service
Sep 17, 2012 (1:51 pm)
Could not sell the Lemmonx in good faith and the transmission is gone again at 77,440 miles. Wrote complaint to State Investigators with the BMV. Junk.
#115 of 119 2005 Equinox Sluggish Acceleration and Bucking Transmission
Dec 06, 2012 (6:09 pm)
At about 50K miles I noticed some problems with acceleration and the transmission seemed to be acting up.
The actual problem was the spark plug wires. The cheap OEM's were electrically breaking down and not providing proper spark to the plugs.
Due to computer being confused by this, the transmission will start bucking with acceleration.
The solution was to replaced the plug wires and plugs with a quality set. All these problems cleared up, and it felt like I put in a new engine and transmission!
Low transmission fluid can also cause shifting problems. A small dipstick is located at the bottom front of trans. It's tricky to check level, but it can be done. Details in shop manual or at dealer.
If you have any drive-ability problems like I mention, be sure to do these fixes first.
Watch out for that unknowing or shady mechanic that may convince you that your transmission or something else needs to be replaced.
Wife and I bought the 2005 Equinox new and so far it has been a good vehicle for our family. (It's actually her vehicle) So far she has 85,000 miles on it and it still looks like new and runs great!
So far, no major problems, with electrical, cooling system, engine or drivetrain, just regular maintenance.
My wife loves her Equinox LT and so far this one is a Keeper!
#116 of 119 100k with misfire and overheating!
Jan 27, 2013 (11:27 pm)
I have taken such good care of my equinox and now it has overheated twice. Thermostat changed twice and now it shakes when I start it until it warms up! It has now started to jerk a bit when driving on freeway. Engine light came on and pep boys said it was a leaky valve, which we replaced! Engine light came on again they said it is misfiring on cylinder 2, is it only going to get worst from here? 80% of the work aha been done by pep boys as the dealer is way to expensive. Already changed the timer gasket on it and flushed the radiator, which still smells as if something is burning or leaking fluid, but no leaks! Haven't fixed the misfire yet as pep boys just re-did the leaky hose and the check engine light turned off, but it still shakes, any advice? I need help! The truck has 108k miles and was serviced at 97k!
#117 of 119 Re: 100k with misfire and overheating! [babyrock]
Jan 28, 2013 (6:59 pm)
How often did you change the Dexcool? Also, check the coolant reservoir; is the coolant a pinkish color or is there sludge in the reservoir? Good luck.